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Orangepixel is at it again, putting a real unique spin on a classic. Snake Core is their newest game, revealed this week as a big upgrade to the retro Snake gameplay with a lot more action.

"Snake Core is an Arcade game combining the gameplay mechanics of Snake but twisting and turning the setting and variation into an inter-galactic war against an alien thread with a variation of mission types and army units."

Honestly Snake Core actually looks pretty hilarious and Orangepixel continue supporting Linux like all their previous games too! Giving you a bunch of different units to add into your Snake, you then go through mission from a node-based map (think FTL, Slay the Spire) with gameplay that seems very easy to get going with. Take a look at the madness in the first trailer:

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Feature Highlight:

  • Simple to understand game-loop – The game is easy to understand, and it allows everyone to enjoy the commanding of an off-world army with different units and strengths.
  • Node based mission map – A randomized mission screen, allows you to choose which path you take to reach the end boss.
  • Upgrades – Recruit new units, and upgrade your units for a stronger army.
  • Short game sessions – Snake Core is designed for short gaming sessions, a great game to pick up at any time for a quick go!

Snake Core went right onto my personal wishlist! looks amusing. You can wishlist and follow on Steam, looks like it might release sometime in April.

Their most recent game which is due to leave Early Access soon, Space Grunts 2, is also worth a look and once again puts their own spin on the deck-building genre that's become so popular.

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14 Mar 10, 2020
I'm not into really simple games, but I may actually get this if the price is low enough for old times' sake.
wvstolzing Mar 10, 2020
This looks great; the premise appears to be similar to the one in 'Nimble Quest' (, which was a really fun* game -- though 'Snake Core' looks to be more interesting.

(* not counting the F2P+MTX annoyances on the ... cringe ... mac app store version)
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